Lush New Gorilla Perfumes

3/11/2013



I love when I see something different, even if it doesn't fit my persnal style because, can you just imagine the horror of eveyone being identical with no diversity in sight? Horrific visual if you ask me. I hate anything uniform and in the sea of many look alikes, this is certainly a breath of fresh air. The most interesting piece of introduction to these perfumes is actually a philosophy Lush has regarding their fragrances in general but which can be especially applied on this new Gorilla perfume collection. The philosophy proclaims that the final fragrance note is the skin of the wearer. Your own skin will give the final signature to every scent so in the end, every perfume will smell completely differnt on each person. Quite interesting thesis which on which I will elaborate. All perfumes are vegan and unisex, just so you know. So, this new collection consists of nine new perfumes and this will be a random order of presentation.

Volim vidjeti nesto novo, pa cak i ako se ne uklapa u moj stil, jer mozete li uopste zamisliti taj horor kada bi svi bili identicni bez tracka raznolikosti? Grozomorna vizija, ako me pitate. Odbacujem bilo sto uniformisano i u moru klonova, ovo je zasigurno dasak svjezine. Najinteresantniji dio uvoda u ove parfeme je ustvari filozofija kakvom se Lush vodi po pitanju svih njihovih parfema ali se posebice odnosi na ovu novu kolekciju. Ta filozofija proklamuje da je zavrsna mirisna nota parfema ustvari koza osobe koja nosi taj parfem. Znaci da ce vasa vlastita koza prusiti taj finalni pecat svakom parfemu i tako ce na kraju svaki parfem razlicito mirisati na svakome. Svi parfemi su veganski i uniseks, cisto da znate i to. A cijene variraju od 30KM do vrtoglavih 180KM. Napokon, ova parfemska kolekcija se sastoji od devet novih parfema i ovo ce biti prezentacija bez nekog posebnog reda.

1) SUN

Sun is described as a citrus-gourmet unisex perfume. Sun is perhaps the weakest perfume in this collection regarding longevity and aura which makes it perfect for hot summer days since the rest of the Gorilla perfumes are extremely intensive. Lida at Lush has tried Sun on her skin at the same time I tried it on mine and while Sun smells so citrusy fresh on her skin, it completely turned into an essential tangerine oil on my skin. Pretty strong and etheric, tangerine oil without any additional note on my skin. It is reminiscent of the moment when we're poking a tangerine and we feel the sweet flesh, juice squirting all over throughout the air, coloring it orange and dripping over fingers.Completely different fragrance from the one on her skin. And the bottle is pretty cute, I mean, sunshine on a stick? Cute! Inspired by driving through the USA in spring, it definitely is the most sunny perfume of the collection.

Sun (Sunce) je opisan kao citrusno-gurmanski parfem. Mozda mi je Sun i najslabiji parfem cijele kolekcije po pitanju dugotrajnosti i aure sto ga cini savrsenim za tople ljetne dane, imajuci u vidu kako je ostatak Gorilla parfema ekstremno intenzivan. Lida iz Lusha je u isto vrijeme nanijela Sun na svoju kozu kada i ja te dok na njoj Sun mirise svjeze-citrusno, potpuno se preokrenuo na mojoj kozi i pretvorio u esencijalno ulje mandarine. Dosta jako i etericno, ulje mandarine bez ikakvih dodataka. Mene podsjeca na trenutak kada zarijemo prste u mandarinu i osjetimo mekanu i slatku unutrasnjost dok sok mandarine prsce kroz zrak i oboji zrak u narandzasto i kapa preko prstica. Skroz drugaciji od onoga kakav je na njenoj kozi. I bocica mu je skroz slatka, mislim, sunasce na stapicu? Slatko! Inspirisan voznjom kroz SAD u proljece, ovo je najsuncaniji parfem u kolekciji.




2) EUPHORIA

Euphoria is a citrus-aromatic perfume which perfectly paints a picture of original aromatherapy in my mind. It's a very green, soothing and natural pefume that becomes very intimate with my skin. Sage is the most outspoken fragrance note here although there clearly are some citrus notes in the opening while the drydown smells a bit of earthy rose. It stays on my skin for hours and hours, quite a potent green-smelling fragrance. It does have a distinct aromatherapeutical vibe on me. Interesting and pleasant

Euphoria (Euforija) je citrusno-aromaticni parfem koji savrseno iscrta sliku aromaterapije u mom umu. Veoma je zelen, umirujuci i prirodan parfem koji postaje jako intiman na mojoj kozi. Zalfija je najistaknutija mirisna nota u kompoziciji iako se jasno osjete i neke citrusne note u otvaranju dok u smirivanju, u bazi mirise na zemljanu ruzu. Na kozi mi se zadrzao satima i satima, dosta jak "zelen" miris. Na meni poprimi tu neku izrazitu aromaterapeutsku notu. Interesantan i ugodan. 




3) SIKKIM GIRLS

It seems that Sikkim Girls have quite a following already and the story about Sikkim Girls is rather interesting. These girls are "trained" to know how to get everything they want and this becomes much clearer through a story in which they seduce and "steal away" a man whilst covered head-to-toe and simply with a subtle yet sexual sway of their bodies. Dangerous ladies, eh? Well, Sikkim Girls had a big surprise for me because they have turned completely into YSL Opium on my skin. I get that very strong balmy vibe with white flowers. 


Meni se cini da Sikkim Girls (Sikkim Djevojke) vec ima bogatu bazu fanova i prica o tim djevojkama je prilicno interesantna. Ove djevojke su "trenirane" da znaju kako dobiti sve sto pozele i malo jasnije postaje o cemu se radi kroz pricu u kojoj one zavode i "otimaju" muskarca dok su pokrivene od glave do pete, koristeci se samo senzualnim kretnjama svojih tijela. Opasne neke tete, zar ne? Eh, Sikkim Girls me dosta iznenadio jer mi se na kozi pretvorio u cisti YSL Opium. Osjeti se ta njegova jaka balzamicna nota uz bijelo cvijece.




4) FURZE

I thought that this would be my favourite based on the notes alone. Furze is a very weird perfume which I'm not even sure wether I like it or not. It simply intrigues me. It smells of nothing I've smelled before but instead of making me turn away, I am strangely lured back in for another whiff. I'll leave you with a story about the flower that served as an inspiration for this perfume. Furze is a very British plant and the prickly bush is also known as gorse. It even flowers in the winter. Lore has it that the flower was used by the Vikings to brew beer and if grown on your property, Furze could protect from curses or hexes - made into a broom, it could ‘sweep’ away evil influences. And one more thing, I am interested in how this pefume will be marketed in Germany. Why? Well, it is pretty rude and hillarious, but do google "furze German". Lol! 

Mislila sam da ce mi ovo biti favorit vodeci se notama. Furze (Stipavac) je dosta cudan parfem za koji jos nisam sigurna da li mi se svidja ili ne. Jednostavno mi je intrigantan. Ne mirise mi ni na sto poznato od prije i umjesto da me odbija, na cudan nacin me privlaci da ga jos vise mirisem. Ostavljam vas sa pricom o cvijetu koji je posluzio kao insprijacija za ovaj parfem. Stipavac je britanska biljka a bodljikavi grm je poznat i kao vrsta borovnice. Cvjeta cak i u zimu. Legenda govori da su ovaj cvijet koristili Vikinzi kako bi spravljali pivo te ako bi ovaj cvijet/biljka rasla na vasem imanju, Stipavac bi vas stitio od svih prokletstava i uroka - ako bi od njega napravili metlu, "pomeo" bi sve negativne i zle utjecaje. I jos jedna stvar, bas me zanima kako ce reklamirati ovaj parfem u Njemackoj. Zasto? Pa, pomalo je bezobrazno ali i presmijesno, ali ako vas zanima samo proguglajte "furze German". Lol! 




5) FLOWER'S BARROW

Flower's Barrow is perhaps the most interesting olfactory piece of the lot. Possibly the most mysterious and deep, it's surrounded by the dark mist of haunting stories about an Iron Age hillfort above Lulworth Cove. It seems to have been taken over by the Romans, who are said to haunt the place known as Pines Hill or Flower’s Barrow. The ancient fort has sunk into the sea and nettles and brambles have taken over the land. The wild nature and dark soul of this perfume is mimicked by the hard core black currant opening, the geranium waves, all toned with a dark rose. Very intense perfume indeed.


Flower's Barrow (Cvijetna humka) je mozda i najinteresantniji parfemski uradak od svih. Vjerovatno najmisteriozniji i dubok, okruzen je tamnom izmaglicom strasnih prica o jednoj utvrdi iz zeljeznog doba iznad zaljeva Lulworth. Cini se da su je s vremenom preuzeli Rimljani, koji su, navodno, opsijedali mjesto poznato kao Pines Hill ili Flower's Barrow. Drevna utvrda potonula je u more, a koprive i drac prekrili su zemlju. Divlju prirodu i tamnu dusu ovog parfema oponasaju zestoka crna ribizla u otvaranju, naleti valova geranijuma, a sve je umireno mracnom ruzom. Zaista intenzivan parfem.




6) THE BUG

The Bug must be my least favourite of the collection and that is actually proved by a single shot of it. I didn't even bother to make any additional shots because it repelled me from the start. They wanted to recreate a certain paranoia of modern age and technology, which my itself, is something I strongly object. Natural lover as I am, I simply cannot imagine my life without the means of technology. I certainly find them exteremly useful and our lives would be horrid without those trusty helpers. It's an entirely different thing that some people are now misusing it. So the philosphy behind it wasn't appealing at all but the smell...ooooh, the smell killed it for me. You'd thought that it would be pleasantly balmy with all the galbanum, black pepper and tonka beans but I get a horrid sulphuric, smoky "smell" from my skin. I really don't like this one Lush and instead of battling the inevitable technological development, I think we should use it to our advantage the best way we can. Oh, and isn't the all-seeing eye creepy? When I think about it, I'm starting to understand the message this perfume sends.

The Bug (Prisluskivac) mi je nekako najmanje drag parfem iz cijele kolekcije sto mi se pokazalo vec pri prvom snjofu. Cak se nisam ni potrudila napraviti barem jos koju slikicu posto me od samog pocetka odbio. Zeljeli su putem njega docarati tu neku paranoju od modernog doba i tehnologije sto je, samo po sebi, nesto cemu se jako protivim. Koliko god voljela prirodu, jednostavno ne mogu zamisliti zivot bez tehnoloskih stvarcica. Smatram ih izuzetno korisnim i mislim da bi nam zivot bio grozan bez tih pouzdanih pomagaca. Skroz je druga stvar kako tehnologiju ljudi danas nerijetko znaju zloupotrebljavati. I tako, sama filozofija parfema nije mi uopste bila privlacna ali miris...oooo taj miris me u startu ubio u pojam. Pomislili biste da ce biti prijatno balzamican sa galbanumom, crnim biberom i mahunama tonke ali ja sam dobila sumporan, dimast "miris" koji ubija sa moje koze. Uopste mi se ne svidja. Dragi Lush, umjesto borbe protiv neizbjezmog i neupitnog razvoja tehnologije, mislim da bi bilo bolje da je upotrijebimo u svoju korist na najbolji moguci nacin. I zar vama ne izgleda jezivo ovo svevidece oko? Kada bolje razmislim, pocinjem shvatati poruku koju salju ovim parfemom.



7) VOICE OF REASON

If you thought I didn't like The Bug well, my body chemistry took care of me not liking the Voice Of Reason as well. They say that this perfume should evoke cigars and smoky small bars, espressos etc. You know how this number smells on me? Like barbecue. That's right, burning wood, a bit of incense and smokey food. This one really doesn't mix well with my skin. There is this one soul that reported Voice Of Reason having a musky, smokey, almost gothic feel to it. Lucky girl, that's all I have to say.


Ako mislite da mi se nije dopao The Bug, moja tjelesna hemija se pobrinula da mi se ne dopadne ni Voice Of Reason (Glas Razuma). Kazu da bi ovaj parfem trebao da nas podsjeca na miris cigara i malih zadimljenih kafica, miris espressa itd. A znate kako na meni mirise? Kao rostilj. Tako je. Ugljenisano drvo, malo tamjana i dimljena hrana. Uopste mi ne "sjeda" na kozu dobro. Postoji jedna dusa koja kaze da na njoj Voice Of Reason poprimi mosusni, dimasti, skoro goticki stih. Sretnica jedna, to je sve sto cu reci. 




8) HELLSTONE

You can already guess how this one turned out on me, right? But let's tune in to the story about Hellstone which is mega interesting to me. The ancient Hellstone megalith was used as a burial mound 4000 years ago! As written in 1803, lore has it the Devil flung this stone! It's inspired by the smells of unearthed roots and freshly turned earth. This one is impossibly intense. Like it's dissolved in oil or something.Waxy, cumin packed with a kick of ambrette. Too animal for me. It's simply too much and if you're a rare soul that can carry this one out, than I'll personally bake you some sweet muffins to take the harshness out of your character. Seriously, what could you possibly made of? 

Mislim da vec mozete pretpostaviti kako se i ovaj izjalovio na meni, zar ne? Ali poslusajmo pricu o Hellstone (Djavolji Kamen) koja mi je jako interesantna. Drevni megalit Hellstone je prije 4000 godina sluzio kao groblje! Kao sto je zapisano 1803., vjeruje se da je sam vrag bacio taj ogromni kamen na to jezivo mjesto! Inspirisan je mirisima sirovog korijenja te svjeze preorane zemlje. On mi je nepodnosljivo intenzivan. Kao da je rastvoren u ulju. Vostan je, uz kumin i sut ambrete. Previse animalan za mene. Jednostavno je sav previse i ako ste rijetka dusa koja ga moze iznijeti, licno cu vam ispeci slatke mafine kako bi izbacila svu tu ostrinu iz vas. Ozbiljno, od cega ste vi sazdani?




9) DEVIL'S NIGHTCAP

Is this a fragrance? Lush certainly thinks so. Devil's Nightcap smells like an ancient potion to me. If you're into hobbits, nymphs, elves and other woodsy creatures than this one might be just for you. Forest spirits tremble by the mention of this name and warlocks claimed it their signature scent. Very bitter, oaky and creepy. Just like the story behind it. One of the most mysterious megaliths stands in the town place of Studland, known as Agglestone or The Devil’s Nightcap. Folklore from 1866 claims his Satanic Majesty threw the stone across the sea, attempting to hit Corfe Castle. The stone was first noted by Borlase in 1058, who described it as “the great stone of men” - and he attributed Druidic properties to the rock. Do you dare to try it?

Da li je ovo uopste parfem? Lush tvrdi da jeste. Meni Devil's Nightcap (Djavolja Nocna Kapljica) mirise na neki starinski magicni napitak. Ako inace volite hobite, nimfe, vilenjake i ostala sumska stvorenja onda bi ovo moglo biti bas za vas. Sumski duhovi se tresu od spomena njegovog imena a vjestci su ga vec proglasili njihovim zastitnim mirisom. Jako gorak, mirise na koru hrasta i pomalo jeziv. Bas poput price o njemu. Jedan od najtajanstvenijih megalita postavljen je u mjestu Studland i poznat je pod nazivom Agglestone ili Devil's Nightcap. Legenda iz 1866. kaze da je sotona glavom i bradom bacio taj kamen preko mora pokusavajuci pogoditi dvorac Corfe. Masivni kamen prvi je primijetio Borlase 1058. koji ga je opisao kao "veliki kamen covjecanstva". On mu takodjer pripisuje misticna druidska svojstva. Da li se vi usudjujete isprobati ga? 


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10 comments

  1. Great post. Very interesting

    I'm your newest follower right now. Thank you for your nice comment

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  2. Nisam ljubitelj Lusha, ali mogla bih se zaletiti i probati ove parfeme, neki mi zaista djeluju primamljivo :)

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    1. Parfemi su zasigurno cudni ali cisto znatizelje radi, vrijedi ih itekako isprobati.
      Ja nekako volim Lush, kod njih sam pronasla neke proizvode koje mi niti jedan drugi brend ne moze zamijeniti.
      Pravi sam "Lushie" :))

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    1. Hey thanks for stopping by and following!
      I have just been at your blog and I love your bohemian style.
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  4. Moj favorit je Sun, ali kao što kažeš - svi mi imamo drugačiju kožu i na nekima može drugačije mirisati :) Jednom sam imala parfem koji sam poprilično platila i dok sam ga ptestirala u parfumeriji bio mi je divan (valjda zato jer se tamo miješaju svi živi i neživi mirisi), a kada sam došla kući, katastrofa, na meni uopće nije mirisao onako kao u parfumeriji. Prosljedila sam ga frendici i na njoj divno miriše, tako da znam o čemu pričaš :)
    Divne su ti fotke i odličan post :)

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    1. Joj, sa parfemima se mora oprezno da se covjek ne bi zeznuo a i to je nesto skroz intimno.
      Kupujem parfem tek na hiljaditi snjof jer i ja sam se jednom zeznula pa sam sada bas oprezna.
      Hvala ti mnogo na pohvalama, stvarno proljepsaju dan! :))

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